The Welcome Reception is automatically included in full registration categories only (not for Day Registrations).Day Registrations, partners and guests may purchase tickets.

Sunday 15 September 2013
Welcome Reception
Time: 1730-1830
Location: Pavilion 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress: Smart Casual
Additional tickets: $40 – Tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk

An invitation is extended to all delegates to attend the Welcome Reception to be held at the Perth Convention Centre. Renew old friendships and make new acquaintances as we welcome you to Perth. Enjoy some of Western Australia’s finest produce with casual tasting platters.


The following events are optional and not included in any registration category.

Sunday 15 September 2013
Captain Cook Cruise
Time: 1230 – 1530
Location: Pier 3 / Barrack Street, Perth
Dress: Smart Casual
Enjoy a scenic cocktail style cruise on board The River Bells. Guests will enjoy substantial canapés as well as unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks as they delight sights that surround. Listen to the captain do a live commentary as you sail down the river.


Tuesday 17 September 2013
Belgian Beer Café, Perth

Time: 1830 – 1930
Location: Belgian Beer Cafe
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $35.00 – Tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk

Enjoy traditional Belgian beer and delicious food as you spend a casual night catching up with colleagues and meeting new friends. Located in the west end of Perth’s bustling metropolis is the popular Belgian Beer Café. A truly unique experience is provided to drinkers and diners at the BBC, where the extensive range of Belgian beers are complemented by the European influenced cuisine.


Wednesday 18 September 2013
BBQ Dinner at Royal Perth Yacht Club

Time: 1930 – 2200
Location: Royal Perth Yacht Club
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $59.00 – Tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk

Enjoy a BBQ Dinner on the East Lawn soaking up the ambience of the Swan River and the magnificent views in one of the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs whilst encompassing an element of style and sophistication.


Thursday 19 September 2013
Conference Dinner
Time: 1900 – 2250
Location: Fraser’s State Reception Venue
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $113.00 – Tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk

The Conference Gala Dinner is the highlight of the IAH 2013 social program! Be treated to a tailored menu inspired by local produce and complemented by quality Western Australian wines, as you enjoy the company of fellow delegates in an elegant environment. The Gala Dinner promises to be the premier networking event of the conference, as you wine and dine with like-minded professionals from across the industry.

Nestled in the lemon-scented gums of Fraser Avenue, overlooking the Swan River. Guests will indulge in local delights within this stunning building with architectural features such as high ceilings and opening floor to ceiling windows.

Enjoy the melodic sounds of Billie Court!! If you love your jazz light Billie Court will complement your evening perfectly. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, a wide range of Latin songs including ‘Boy From Ipanema’ and ‘Desafinado’ and classic favourites such as “Fever” and “Dream A Little Dream”.

Please note: The bar accepts cash purchases only. Credit card and EFTPOS facilities will not be available on the night.


ECHN Pub Quiz Night

Tuesday 17 September 2013  
Time: 1930 Onwards
Location: Carnegie’s Bar & Restaurant
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Complimentary for Congress delegates

The Early Career Hydrogeologist’s Network (ECHN) international meeting during the congress is designed to provide delegates with the opportunity to network with ECH’s from around the world whilst unwinding in a relaxed environment and taking time out from the busy Congress schedule.

We believe the Congress social events are where lasting memories of Perth and the Congress will be created.

If you consider yourself in the earlier stages of a hydrogeology career you are encouraged to attend.  You will have the opportunity to meet a range of like-minded IAH members, from senior hydrogeologists to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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